The Federal Government has announced Friday and Monday as public holidays in celebration of Easter.
This announcement was made public by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the federal government on Tuesday.
According to Aregbesola, Christians should emulate the attributes of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace and patience, which were the attributes and practices of Jesus Christ, as exemplified by his ministry on earth.
In the statement issued by Dr Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary, Aregbesola also called on Christians and all Nigerians alike to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for an end to all security challenges bedevilling every part of the country.
“Security is everybody’s business. I therefore urge Nigerians and foreigners resident in our country to display a high sense of citizenship and public spiritedness at this critical time in the history of our country, by supporting the efforts of all security agencies in bringing peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry,” Belgore said.